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Who will be our next Jesse Besser?

April 28, 2015 A young girl named Gillian was one of those troublesome students at her elementary school. She procrastinated. Her handwriting was not up to par and she often pestered children next to her. more »»

US needs quicker, bigger response to help Nepal

April 28, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake on Saturday, UNICEF said yesterday. more »»

Hinckley’s request might ‘stigmatize’ the rest of society

April 27, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Chamber hopes fireworks fundraising ‘booms’ in weeks ahead

April 25, 2015 Alpena celebrates the Fourth of July each summer like no other community I know. more »»

The right man at the right time

April 25, 2015 We believe if ever there was a man born for the moment, it is Brent Holcomb, superintendent of the Alpena Public School District. more »»

Body cameras will make a huge difference

April 25, 2015 I start this with full disclosure that my brother is a police officer in Mt. Pleasant. We are seeing more and more law enforcement-civilian encounters all the time. more »»

Diamond a deserving recipient of Zonta award

April 24, 2015 Congratulations Ann Diamond, this year’s “Woman of the Year” as designated by the Alpena Zonta Club. more »»

Come and be my disciple

April 24, 2015 We have just experienced the Season of Lent with prayer, fasting and almsgiving and then experienced Holy Week where we entered into the passion, and death of the Lord and finally we entered the... more »»

Something needs to stop the deficit spending

April 23, 2015 Within a decade, the U.S. national debt, now $18.2 trillion, will soar to $27 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. more »»

Visit someone else’s corner

April 21, 2015 Many of you are aware that I am currently on the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education. more »»

Economy not yet out of the woods

April 21, 2015 I’ve been waiting more than six years for the long promised recovery from the recession that began when George . more »»

Time to investigate, correct biases

April 21, 2015 Fairness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»

Safeguards need to be in place for Navy

April 21, 2015 When then-President John F. Kennedy used Navy vessels to blockade Cuba in 1963, he made it clear they were to prevent Soviet ships from delivering missiles to the island nation. U.S. more »»

Obama wrong about who is trying to stop his Iran deal

April 20, 2015 President Barack Obama takes virtually every opportunity to insist it is Republicans in Congress who are trying to torpedo what he insists is a reasonable plan to keep Iran from building nuclear... more »»

Get the permit before burning

April 18, 2015 It happens every year. Residents are busy cleaning up winter brush and old-growth outside and then go to burn i. more »»

Arctic Eagle the exercise of freedom

April 18, 2015 It might not be Paul Revere’s midnight ride all over again, but “one if by land and two if by sea” might seem appropriate next week in Northeast Michigan, especially the Rockport area. more »»

Keep the family unit strong, united

April 18, 2015 My mother, Billi, died March 3. On top of being my mother, she was my friend. There is a time as adults when our parents become our friends and not just our parent. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

April 18, 2015 Pilings at new hotel site Q. more »»

Different generations, same tools for health

April 18, 2015 The other night before bedtime, my 11-year-old daughter, Jade, said she needed to share something exciting. She asked me to sit on the edge of her bed and just listen to her story. more »»

Good news on the job market

April 17, 2015 Just like cholesterol, there are good jobs and bad jobs. more »»



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